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An answer on why moves made now

Posted by Chris Brown on May 12, 2011 – 8:27 am

During the press conference to announce the new personnel hires for pro and college scouting, Buddy Nix was asked why the moves were made after more than a year on the job instead of right away. Nix had a pretty good answer for that one.

“I didn’t know what to change,” said Nix. “Somebody would have had to tell me, I wasn’t here. I had to be here a year and not that things we were doing weren’t working. I think the drafts were a lot better than the publicity we got on them. Three years ago, if you look at that draft (2009) you have three or four starters out of that draft. So, it’s better than you think it is or it’s better than it’s made out to be. The next two drafts will take two or three years to find out just how good they are.”

Often times new people in charge immediately take a machete to the operation without assessing everything first. In his first full year on the job Nix took an overview on the whole thing and after examining and operating within the structure at One Bills Drive made the changes he deemed necessary.


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